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While You Were Asleep: Seema Punia finishes 5th, Indian mixed badminton win silver

Vikas Thakur added yet another medal with a silver in the men’s 96kg.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 3, 2022 9:00:26 am
Seema Punia and Indian badminton team.

Seema Punia finishes 5th:

39-year-old discus thrower Seema Punia finished fifth with a best attempt of 55.92m. This is the first time the 4-time CWG medallist has not finished on the podium since her silver at Melbourne 2006. 2018 bronze medallist Navjeet Kaur Dhillon finished 8th with a best effort of 53.51m.

Discus thrower Seema Punia. (Twitter)

Indian mixed badminton win silver:

The Indian badminton team played brilliantly in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 at Birmingham. The mixed badminton team dominated the court and ended up winning the silver medal as India lose 3-1 to Malaysia. Srikanth lost the match against Ng Tze Yong by 21-19, 6-21, 21-16.

“I definitely wanted to win gold. We were going in as a strong team, and needed to be consistent. I really wanted to contribute one point to India’s win. It’s been a while since I lost a team tie, but unfortunately i couldn’t win today,” Srikanth would say later.

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First published on: 03-08-2022 at 08:32:06 am

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